CT & Joburg: SMC South Africa

ALMA MARTHA has asked members of the SOCIAL MUSCLE CLUB team from Basel and Berlin to come to South Africa as mentors and performance artists for the first ever Social Muscle Club in South Africa. SMC is an interactive game of participation and with sharing of performance gifts. ALMA MARTHA invited local artists to create the space and those to perform.

LET’S WINNER – Social Muscle Club Cape Town style ARTISTS: Matthew King, Thug Nation, Fanie Buys, Liza Grobler, Raees Saiet and DJ ST(E)AK *Many prizes to be given… f.ex. the winner of the Artist in Residence at SKÖVDKE ART MUSEUM in SWEDEN #clogsarecool #meatballlove WEDNESDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2016 Doors Open 6pm Game and Performances 6:30 – 9:30 PM Scalabrini Refugee Center 47 Commercial St, 8001 Cape Town

SOCIAL MUSCLE CLUB takes on JOHANNESBURG ARTISTS:  Anthea Moys, Roberto Pombo, Khujto Green, Koeks Confection, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Ed Young and DJ ST(E)AK SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2016  Doors Open 6pm Game and Performances 6:30 – 9:30 PM Troyeville Hotel Albertina Sisulu Rd, 2139 Johannesburg

+ INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS to PERFORM and PLAY in both CITIES: BENEDIKT WYSS, VALERIE RENAY, TAYFUN SCHULZKE and CHRISTOPH SCHÖN

SMC examines our practice with urban communities in response to the question: How can we face our fears? It begins with personal fears, from facing up to asking for help to confronting stage fright, and ʻjumping over our own shadows.’ The outcome of these interactions open the idea of expanding practice to take in the urgent social and political questions of our time – issues such as inequality, social separation, disconnection and apathy. SMC asks, ‘does changing ourselves initiate change in our neighborhoods, our cities, the world?’ From this initial phase of training with one another, an underlying principle emerges: Through art, can we foster our capacity and potential? (We are crossing our fingers)! #yeswhythehellnot The evening is free of charge and offers incredible performances, music that will make your bootie shake, art interventions, plus munchies, some drinks and more. We hope you come and play.


29. November 2018

New videos of SMC Zurich (Oct 2018) and Draisine Derby 3 (Sept 2018) by Daniel Wernli and photos and video of the Space Agency at Espacio Odéon Bogotá (Oct 2018) online now …mehr

29. November 2018

Everything comes to an end, including Kunst: Szene Zürich 2018 (see Tages-Anzeiger). The experiment raised questions. Let's talk about these on December 2 at Theater am Neumarkt Zurich. We cordially invite you to the closing ceremony …mehr

23. Oktober 2018

The Swiss collective Juice & Rispetta (with Olivier Rossel, Johannes Willi and Benedikt Wyss) is looking for human proximity in World-space in its Space Agency in the exhibition Espacio Odeón Intensivo. This is not so much about spatia …mehr

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Social Muscle Club
Christoph Schön
Alma Martha
Pro Helvetia
Scalabrini Center
Troyeville Hotel
Haus#99 [last days]
Valerie Renay
Tayfun Schulzke

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barfi.ch, 10.1.2017

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